Community Support is part-time individualized service focused on increasing skills, promoting independence, maximizing self-determination and increasing participation in one's community. 

Outcomes are developed based on each individual's unique strengths and needs.

Areas addressed through Community Support may include, but are not limited to:

  • Finances: Budgeting, paying bills, banking and comparison shopping

  • Healthy Eating: Meal planning, cooking and increasing awareness of nutrition

  • Health: Attending medical appointments and facilitating communication with medical professionals, implementing doctor's recommendations and maintaining a healthy lifestyle

  • Housing: Searching for housing, maintaining existing housing and understanding tenants' rights

  • Home Management: Household organization, understanding and responding to mail, maintaining important documents and using a calendar for appointments and events

  • Emergency Preparedness: Preparing for emergencies and unanticipated situations, responding safely and appropriately to emergency situations

  • Employment Services: Provide training to help an individual attain and keep employment in a competitive environment. Services include Pre-Vocational Services, Career Planning, Job Development, and Supported Employment.

  • Transportation: Learning how to access and use public transportation

  • Socialization and Recreation: Developing social skills through experiential learning in the community and accessing recreational opportunities

  • Linkage with Natural Supports in the Community: Libraries, educational programs, recreation centers, food pantries support groups and churches

          If interested in Community Support services please contact:

Kelly Tiefenbrun

Associate Director

314-781-7900 Ext. 513

Bridges Community Support Services is funded and supported by St. Louis Office for Developmental Disability Resources and Productive Living Board for St. Louis County Citizens with Developmental Disabilities